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Yellowstone’s most popular roads to open this Friday

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The National Park Service has announced that, with the help of snowplows from West Yellowstone and from Wyoming, the roads between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Junction and from West Yellowstone through Norris to Old Faithful Village will open on schedule Friday, April 19, 2013. It looks like other Yellowstone roads will also open as had been planned before the sequestration funding cuts forced Dan Wenk, Yellowstone’s superintendent, to announce delays of two weeks for most Yellowstone roads.

An added bonus for people who can visit any park early this season is that admission will be free to all from April 22 through 26 in celebration of National Parks Week.

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West Yellowstone is not to be outdone

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In the ongoing saga about rescuing Yellowstone’s early spring season, the town of West Yellowstone at the West Entrance is entering the fray.

The town grader and operator were sent to assist with the removal of ice and snow under the direction of the National Park Service on Monday. This means it looks highly likely that the West Entrance will open on Friday, April 26 [2013], after all.

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The swan and the western town

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Here’s a nice story about how a small Montana town was able to deal with an apparently confused trumpeter swan:
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/news/article_1790edc0-ef2e-11df-8d19-001cc4c03286.html
When he took off from the Madison River outside of West Yellowstone, he made the right decision—he headed toward Yellowstone!

2010

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